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KINNITTY CASTLE HOTEL WEDDING // BIRR // OFFALY // GRACE & JOHNNY

KINNITTY CASTLE HOTEL WEDDING // BIRR // OFFALY // GRACE & JOHNNY

Jamie GilliesOctober 23, 20205 min read

KINNITTY CASTLE HOTEL WEDDING // BIRR // OFFALY // GRACE & JOHNNY Myself and my husband asked Jamie to be our photographer for our big day and it’s safe to say it was the best decision we made in capturing every single aspect of our day!! He did exactly what was on the tin- every photo came out amazing which is a statement and a half! He captured the beauty of the venue, the joy our guests experienced sharing the day with us and the love my now husband and I share. Jamie didn’t miss a beat on the day…

The Coronavirus and Weddings Battle – Guidance & How I Want To Help You

The Coronavirus and Weddings Battle – Guidance & How I Want To Help You

Jamie GilliesSeptember 17, 20207 min read

The world’s been turned upside down and arranging a wedding during a pandemic isn’t easy. Here’s the latest guidance and how I want to help you. – Updated 03/11/20 Latest Coronavirus and Wedding Guidance for Ireland – Update 03/11/20 With the ongoing Coronavirus and weddings battle the Irish Government released its Plan for living with Covid. This has a 5 level roadmap which includes specific information for weddings. As of it’s release Ireland is at level 5. Before at level 2 meant you could have up to 50 people in attendance, which includes the couple and staff. Originally a move…

Delightful Wedding at Fernhill House Hotel // Clonakilty // Cork // Fini & Harley

Delightful Wedding at Fernhill House Hotel // Clonakilty // Cork // Fini & Harley

Jamie GilliesSeptember 4, 20206 min read

Delightful Wedding at Fernhill House Hotel // Clonakilty // Cork // Fini & Harley What a great photographer. He truly cared to make our Wedding Special. We got some stunning photos and he was even willing to stay past sunset and get some awesome night shots. He really knows how to capture natural moments. He really knows how to frame a shot and gives clear direction at times and other times he let’s you forget he’s even there. Thank you for everything you did for us to make the occasion one we can remember for a lifetime – Harley &…

The Unspoken Truth About Your Wedding Photo Copyright and Monkeys…

The Unspoken Truth About Your Wedding Photo Copyright and Monkeys…

Jamie GilliesJuly 15, 20205 min read

You may not realise it but just because you paid someone to take photos of your day doesn’t mean you own the photos. Here’s an overview of your wedding photo copyright and what a monkey has to do with it! Your Wedding Photo Copyright The first thing to touch on is copyright. We hear the term but don’t always understand it fully. Copyright is “the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.” – Lexico.com In the EU artwork is automatically…

Documentary Wedding Photography & Its Luxurious History.

Documentary Wedding Photography & Its Luxurious History.

Jamie GilliesJuly 14, 20203 min read

Ever wondered What is Documentary Wedding Photography? Wedding photography has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. More and more you will see the term Documentary, Reportage and even photo-journalistic.  Essentially they all mean the same thing, capturing your day as it happened. Real people having real moments. A brief history of wedding photography. Documentary Wedding photography was the furthest thing from people’s mind in the beginning. In fact any form of wedding photography just did not exist until super rich people got their hands on it. Wedding photography seems to be started back in the mid 1800s after the…

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Jamie GilliesJuly 14, 202016 min read

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Website Operator (“Website Operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, protects and uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you (“User”, “you” or “your”) may provide on the myrealnameisjames.com website and any of its products or services (collectively, “Website” or “Services”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. Automatic collection of…

The Danger Of Letting Uncle Dave Take Wedding Photos

The Danger Of Letting Uncle Dave Take Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJuly 1, 20204 min read

Wedding photography isn’t a priority when it comes to your budget, so when uncle Dave offers to take wedding photos for you it seems like an ideal way to save some money…or is it? Before we get into the details, let me make it clear that I’m not going to say you should let him take photos or not. Not everyone can afford a wedding photographer so uncle Dave is actually better than nothing. So if it comes down to you having any pictures or not, then go get uncle Dave signed up asap! Uncle Dave & The Danger Of…

The Complete 6 Step Guide On How To Backup Wedding Photos

The Complete 6 Step Guide On How To Backup Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20205 min read

When it comes to your wedding pictures the last thing anyone wants is for them to be lost. But the process for never losing your wedding pictures starts before the wedding. Here’s the complete guide on how to backup wedding photos. Having Redundancy, or in other words backups, is perhaps what sets apart a professional from an amateur. For a professional it’s not an afterthought, it’s a way of life. The mantra is to have at least 3 copies of the data at all times, with one of them being offsite (Stored in a different location to where you are).…

4 Unpopular Answers To Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

4 Unpopular Answers To Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20205 min read

It seems the moment the word “wedding” is mentioned everything gets 10x more expensive. I mean how hard is it for someone to click a button and get some photos for you? So why is wedding photography so expensive then? https://youtu.be/zg0XCRNCi2Q SO why is wedding photography so expensive? Perhaps there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let me help you see why wedding photography isn’t cheap but is actually value for money. To help understand what you’re paying for I’ve broken it down into 4 areas- ToolsTimeCraft & ExperienceValue Tools Tools help people get a job done. Buy cheap,…

The Ultimate In-Depth Look at Pixieset – How Will I Get My Wedding Photos?

The Ultimate In-Depth Look at Pixieset – How Will I Get My Wedding Photos?

Jamie GilliesJune 23, 20209 min read

Gone are the days of film, taking a couple of hundred shots, taking them to the chemist to get developed and then posting them out.  Now we have the ability to take thousands of images, carefully curate the best ones, adjust them to our liking and then what? This is where Pixieset steps in. https://youtu.be/j0UBiAjRCzw The Ultimate Guide To Pixieset Being we have a digital product we have 3 options –  Digital DeliveryPhysical DeliveryBoth How you receive each of the above can be done multiple ways also.  I can email you the pictures, send them on a usb or i…

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